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NELSON COUNTY, Va. – Three people died and two others are missing after an SUV was discovered submerged in a Virginia river late Tuesday, authorities said.

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Virginia state troopers responded to an intersection in Nelson County at about 11:45 p.m. EST, WRIC-TV reported.

After arriving, troopers found a 1997 Toyota 4Runner submerged in the Rockfish River, according to the television station.

According to investigators, the SUV was attempting to cross the river at a low point when a strong current pulled it deeper into the water, WFXR-TV reported.

A 30-year-old man was found dead inside the vehicle. Two boys, 11 and 17, were found dead on a riverbank, according to the television station. According to police, the crossing is on private property, WRIC reported.

“It is believed based on our investigation that there are two individuals still missing that were in the vehicle at the time it had gone into the water,” Virginia State Police Sgt. Jason Cappo told WSET-TV.

Troopers said that none of the people found at the site were related, according to WRIC. All have been transferred to the medical examiner’s office for autopsies and identification, the television station reported.